GORHAM SILVER TEA URN c1859 - CHINESE MANNER - 91 OUNCES A monumental, c1859 Gorham coin silver Chinese inspired tea urn. The tea urn displays the lion facing left "COIN" hallmark illustrated and discussed in Carpenter, page 229. One of the most rare of all, Gorham hallmarks.
The identical hallmark found on the President Abe Lincoln tea service, now in the Smithsonian Institute. In addition to the nesting swan finial, and lion mask crown handles. The base is supported by "full body" leaning Mandarin, their braided hair extending nearly to the ground.
Pre-Civil War Gorham silver is highly sought after by collectors... Even more so when that silver is of substantial size and in the Chinoeserie taste. Period engraved Gothic R to reverse as shown. This rare c1859 Gorham silver tea urn is 14 inches tall and 14 inches. Across lion crown handles and weighs over 91 standard ounces.
Tea kettle interior clean as if little, if ever used. Twist and turn mechanism secure kettle to base. Fire staining to shoulder from professional restoration of denting.
The tea urn sells world wide. The item "Gorham Silver Tea Set c1859 CHINESE MANNER 91 Ounces" is in sale since Saturday, May 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Tea/Coffee Pots & Sets". The seller is "supershrink" and is located in Supply, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.